Bus Connects and Metrolink Information Drop-in

A big focus in Mary’s office this month has been on the Bus Connects and Metrolink schemes coming to Dublin Central. Mary and Deputy Paul McAuliffe hosted a cross constituency Information drop-in at Tolka Rovers Football Club to answer constituents’ questions and provide guidance on the submissions process. Information on Bus Connects and the changes…

Bus Connects & MetroLink Public Meeting

Mary and Deputy Paul McAuliffe and their Dublin City Council colleagues will host a public information meeting on MetroLink & Bus Connects Ballymun-Finglas route November 5th 12pm-3pm in Tolka Rovers football club. For information on the Ballymun-Finglas route of Bus Connects click here Transport Infrastructure Ireland have applied for a Railway Order to An Bord…

MetroLink & Bus Connects

Mary welcomes improvements in our public transport system, making it more frequent & sustainable, however she has written to the NTA and the Minister for Transport to express her disappointment at the decision to file planning applications for both these projects at the same time. This will mean that residents affected by these preferred routes…

Bus Connects Ballymun/Finglas Route

The NTA have submitted a planning application to An Bord Pleanala for the Ballymun/Finglas Route of Bus Connects. Following the last round of Public Consultation there have been a small number of changes made to the proposal: A wider footpath is proposed on the western side of Cross Guns Bridge over the Royal Canal on…

Bus Connects Update

Mary has been notified by the NTA of an extension to the time for observations in relation to the Blanchardstown to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme. This is due to an administrative error, relating to figures 6.1 to 6.12 in Volume 3 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report were not available for inspection on…

Bus Connects Submission

Closing date for observations/submissions to An Bord Pleanala regarding the application by the NTA for the construction of the¬†Blanchardstown to City Centre Core Bus Corridor is 5pm August 30th . While Mary supports the enhanced provision of bus services, she has highlighted serious concerns around some elements of the project and asked they be addressed…

Bus Connects Update

Mary strongly supports the provision of more efficient, reliable and affordable public bus transport in Dublin City. The National Transport Authority (NTA) have announced details of the third round of public consultation, of Preferred Route Options for the 16 Core Bus Corridors of BusConnects Dublin. The Core Bus Corridors aims to deliver 230km of bus…

Bus Connects Update

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has published a finalised plan of the BusConnects New Dublin Area Bus Network. Following three rounds of public consultation which began in 2017, the National Transport Authority has published the new Dublin Area bus network. This new bus network plan is the final version resulting from previous redesign proposals and…

Dublin City Mobility

Dublin City Council is proposing to introduce temporary changes to roads, paths and public spaces to allow for safe social distancing, a tripling of cycling, doubling of walking, efficient public bus service and private vehicle traffic in the city. You can read the full proposal HERE. The proposed road lay-out changes aim to : Allow for…

BusConnects, Postponed

The Bus Connects Team at the National Transport Authority have advised Mary that due to the current Covid-19 Emergency they intend holding a further public consultation regarding the Core Bus Corridor Projects later this year, hopefully in September 2020.¬† The date/timing of public consultation will be determined by the public health advice given by the…